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Saw @katsudonburi post the message they got from WotF over on birdsite (https://mobile.twitter.com/katsudonburi/status/1006608963767394304) and if my opinion hadn’t already gone down from what I’d learned this year about their connections to Scientology, that would have done it instead.
Hmm. The USPS Mail Hold request form is set to not allow you to just write “Thanks!” in the additional instructions box.
I understand how that simplifies the work, but it still seems mean. 😆
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wow we were all worried that his lack of knowledge and preparation would make Pres. Trump give away a lot without getting anything in return and sometimes it just feels good to be right, ya know?
(ps “i’m different” is not an answer to the question “how will you know whether they’re following through?” - that’s the answer of someone who’s convinced their sex partner faked with everyone else but not with them)
that moment when you’re trying to focus on the Hugos packet but your favorite author’s new book comes out
Hulu sent out a Pride 2018 email with the subject “Hulu is Proud to Recognize Diversity in TV & Film”
Of 8 featured characters, 4 are white men and two are white women.
So we’ve still got some work to do.
Morning thoughts... if Mastodon’s model (federated, open source, interconnected, non-profit) is the social network model that I want to see succeed
then I should use Mastodon.
I just need to hack my interactions with it so that it works for me instead of the other way around.
I got news alerts, from a newspaper and a national radio/online outlet, about a topic last night and an update at about 8am this morning, after alerts intermittently over the last 10 days as an investigation is ongoing.
Saw a “why has the news stopped talking about ___” post this afternoon.
Normally I dismiss “kids and their attention spans” comments, but this really seems to be begging for one?
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Currently Amused by the realization that, using the definition re: political change and not current usage reflecting loyalty to a party, The Resistance (tm) is a conservative movement.
(Trump and the GOP are reactionaries. Resisting change = keeping things where they are = conservative)
having a post-work-conference lie-in day and complicated thoughts about social media and human interaction
Voting in Chicago for the first time next month. Where do I find out how many ballots I can cast?
Hello friends! As a reminder, we take reports very seriously, and try to respond to them within 24 hours (there's just too of us, and sometimes we get busy).
Please report! We'd rather have too many than have you uncomfortable in this space. We will enforce our CoC with joy and vigor.
part of me wants to have a twitter account again, just so that i can interact with the dozen or so people whose feeds i'm following through rss
on a scale of apples to oranges, how much of a trashfire is birdsite nowadays? are they actually enforcing community guidelines?
Shout out to all the people with "Face ID is insecure!" hot takes who are now uploading their selfies to that Google painting thing.
I'm up to episode 25 of #SWNCBC -
They've fan-pitched two versions of a Boba Fett movie and I love both ideas
-after RotJ, it's like Smokin' Aces as lots of bounty hunters try to claim the armor so they can be the next Boba Fett
-John Wick (that's all they said, but I'm imagining Hutt strongholds as The Continental, and getting that stunt team into the non-lightsaber part of SW, and it's wonderful)
"Pepsi became the middleman for 17 old submarines and three warships, including a frigate, a cruiser, and a destroyer..." https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/soviet-union-pepsi-ships